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Mrs. Gillis from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Harder Books for Great Readers!

My students need 3 sets of leveled books!

  • $374 goal

This project expired on June 22, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Great news! We need harder books! My students love to read! This year we have had TREMENDOUS reading gains in our class. I am so excited. We got a bunch of great, high quality books and have been spending a lot of time on literacy. It's so exciting to see the kids get excited about reading.

The students in my classroom are kind and generous.

They love to read and write! With their creative imaginations, my students enjoy making up poetry, songs, rhymes, and raps. I team teach with another teacher - she does math and science and I do reading and writing. Your donation will benefit two classes of kids! We have a super nice, very diverse group of kids. Populations include: Somali, Ethiopian, African American, Hispanic, Caucasian, Burmese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Native American and Nigerian. About half of my students speak second and third languages, some students receive special education services, and all of my students set high goals.

My Project

My class has had very exciting gains in reading this year and I suddenly find that I need HARDER books! I want to keep these kids challenged and keep their enthusiasm up. High interest non fiction books are very popular, so I'd like to have a collection of these. The great thing about nonfiction books is that they do double duty - kids learn about another topic WHILE they learn to read.

With past donations of books from Donors Choose, I was able to expand and improve my classroom library.

It is so exciting to see how much kids love to read when they have access to great books, and how much they improve. I hope to keep this going as they become better and better readers. Loving to read is something that will benefit them their whole lives. Thank you so much.

Mrs. Gillis
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Level N - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $79.23 1 $79.23
Level O - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $89.41 1 $89.41
Level P - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $87.46 1 $87.46

Materials cost

$256.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.41

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$317.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.00

Total project goal

$373.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$373.35

5 Donors

-$240.00

Donations toward project cost

-$204.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

match offer

-$133.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$113.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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